Report: Browns’ Coleman has broken hand

Published: Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 18: Corey Coleman #19 of the Cleveland Browns breaks a tackle on his way to an 11-yard touchdown reception against Jimmy Smith #22 of the Baltimore Ravens in the first quarter at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 18: Corey Coleman #19 of the Cleveland Browns breaks a tackle on his way to an 11-yard touchdown reception against Jimmy Smith #22 of the Baltimore Ravens in the first quarter at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Browns offense took a big hit on Sunday.

On top of losing 24-10 to the rival Ravens, Browns receiver Corey Coleman reportedly believes he’s broken a bone in his hand.

The hand was injured in a collision with Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey early in the fourth quarter. Coleman fell on his right hand and exited the game. He received an X-ray after the game.

Browns coach Hue Jackson confirmed that Coleman broke his hand.

“Corey broke his hand,” he said. “Corey will have some time out. It is the same hand [that he injured last year], different bone. It is unfortunate, but those things happen. The guys work so hard getting ready for the season, but we know these things happen in football. We just have to have the next man up mentality and move forward.”

Coleman broke the same hand last year and missed six games. Jackson isn’t sure if they’ll put Coleman on injured reserve. 

Coleman had surgery Monday afternoon, Jackson said.

“I think he was getting better,” Jackson said. “There is no question about that. He was definitely heading in the right direction so it is unfortunate. It almost feels like… I know to him, the same time, different year around the same time, here comes the injury and it is unfortunate, but it is something we go through and we have to get through it.”

Wisconsin-Illinois basketball: Time, how to watch Friday game (01/19/2018)

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 2:00 AM

Wisconsin basketball plays Illinois on Friday, January 19. The game starts at 8 p.m. CT. Wisconsin lost at Purdue on Tuesday to drop to 9-10 this season, including 2-4 in the Big Ten.

Wisconsin-Illinois basketball: Time, game information

Wisconsin and Illinois play at 8 p.m. CT on Friday, Jan. 19.

  • Time: 8 p.m. CT
  • Date: Friday, January 19
  • Location: Kohl Center in Madison, Wis.

How can I watch the Wisconsin-Illinois basketball game on TV?

Wisconsin and Illinois will play on FS1.

How can I listen to the Wisconsin-Illinois basketball game on the radio?

The Wisconsin-Illinois game is available online at WIBA/iHeart radio.

Wisconsin-Illinois basketball preview

Wisconsin is coming off three straight losses to Rutgers, Nebraska and Purdue in which the Badgers didn’t score more than 60 points in any game. Wisconsin lost 78-50 at Purdue on Tuesday after falling behind 12-0 early and never recovering.

Junior forward Ethan Happ and freshman guard Brad Davison have been Wisconsin’s offensive threats for most of the season. Happ is averaging 16.7 points per game, while Davison is averaging 11.7 points. Both players struggled against Purdue, combining to commit 14 of the team’s 20 turnovers.

Wisconsin has been hindered this season by injuries to guards D’Mitrik Trice and Kobe King. Trice underwent right foot surgery in December and has yet to return. King underwent left knee surgery and is out for the season. Those injuries have forced Davison to move from the off-guard spot into the point guard role.

Davison is in rare company as a double-digit scorer in his rookie campaign. Over the last 20 years, Devin Harris, Alando Tucker and Happ are the only Badgers to average double figures in points during their freshman seasons. But Davison dislocated his left shoulder earlier in the season, and the ailment has continued to cause problems and limit his ability to use both hands during games.

A significant problem for Wisconsin has been the lack of a consistent third scoring option — or enough other confident scorers in the playing rotation.

Badgers junior Khalil Iverson has made big strides, increasing his scoring average from 3.9 points last season to 8.2 points. Yet three times this season, he has been held scoreless: against South Carolina State, Virginia and Ohio State. He is 0 for 14 on 3-point attempts.

Shooting guard Brevin Pritzl struggled from the field against Purdue, connecting on 2 of 11 field goals overall and 1 of 7 3-point attempts. He had reached double figures in scoring in each of the last four games he played. Pritzl is now shooting 32.9 percent on 3-pointers this season (24 of 73).

Illinois has lost four consecutive games and is coming off a heartbreaking 64-63 last-second defeat against Nebraska. The Illini are 10-9 overall and 0-6 in the Big Ten, the only winless team in conference play this season.

Illinois has three players averaging double figures in scoring, led by Leron Black’s 14.4 points per game. Trent Frazier (11.0 points) and Michael Finke (10.6 points) also are in double figures.

Ohio State recruiting: Get the latest on Ohio State’s 2018 class

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 2:00 AM

Ohio State is just weeks away from finalizing its  2018 recruiting class, and the Buckeyes have 22 players signed. Nine of them have enrolled early. Those signees should make up the majority of the Ohio State class, but that doesn’t mean the Buckeyes are finished. Here’s what to know about Ohio State’s 2018 recruiting class:

Latest news for Ohio State’s 2018 football recruiting

Ohio State football’s 2018 class

All 22 of Ohio State’s 2018 football commits signed letters of intent during the inaugural early signing period. Nine of those 22 players have enrolled and begun classes at Ohio State.

  • DT Taron Vincent, 5 stars, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy
  • DB Tyreke Johnson, 5 stars, Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian – enrolled
  • APB Jaelen Gill, 5 stars, Westerville (Ohio) South
  • TE Jeremy Ruckert, 4 stars, Lindenhurst (N.Y)
  • LB Teradja Mitchell, 4 stars, Virginia Beach (Va.) Bishop Sullivan
  • OL Matthew Jones, 4 stars, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Erasmus Hall – enrolled
  • DE Tyreke Smith, 4 stars, Cleveland Heights (Ohio)
  • WR Kamryn Babb, 4 stars, St. Louis Christian Brothers
  • RB Brian Snead, 4 stars, Seffner (Fla.) Armwood
  • DT Tommy Togiai, 4 stars, Pocatello (Idaho) Highland – enrolled
  • DB Josh Proctor, 4 stars, Owasso (Okla.)
  • OL Max Wray, 4 stars, Franklin (Tenn.) – enrolled
  • WR L’Christian Smith, 4 stars, Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne
  • LB Dallas Gant, 4 stars, Toledo (Ohio) St. John’s Jesuit – enrolled
  • DT Antwuan Jackson, 4 stars, Brenham (Texas) Blinn College – enrolled/JUCO
  • LB K’Vaughan Pope, 4 stars, Dinwiddie (Va.)
  • RB Master Teague, 4 stars, Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Blackman – enrolled
  • DB Sevyn Banks, 4 stars, Orlando (Fla.) Jones – enrolled
  • WR Cameron Brown, 4 stars, St. Louis Christian Brothers
  • QB Matthew Baldwin, 3 stars, Austin (Texas) Lake Travis – enrolled
  • DE/ATH Alex Williams, 3 stars, Pickerington (Ohio) North
  • DB Marcus Hooker, 3 stars, New Castle (Pa.)

Where Ohio State’s 2018 class ranks

Ohio State’s 2018 recruiting class stands in second place in the 247Sports composite team rankings, just behind the leading Georgia Bulldogs. The Buckeyes lead the nation in average prospect rating (94.21), just ahead of USC, Georgia, Texas, Clemson, Alabama and other recruiting powerhouses. Ohio State has the top class in the Big Ten, leading second-place Penn State by 27.22 points (for comparison’s sake, Ohio State trails Georgia for the country’s top class by just 3.05 points). The Buckeyes lead third-place Michigan by a whopping 71.71 points. The gap between Ohio State and Michigan’s recruiting classes is larger than the gap between Michigan and the Big Ten’s lowest-ranked class, Northwestern’s.

Position breakdown of the Buckeyes’ 2018 class

QB: 1/1 (Baldwin)

RB: 3/3 (Gill*, Snead, Teague)

TE: 1/1 (Ruckert)

WR: 3/3 (Babb, L. Smith, Brown)

OL: 2/3-4 (Jones, Wray)

DL: 5/6-7 (Vincent, T. Smith, Togiai, Jackson, Williams)

LB: 3/3 (Mitchell, Gant, Pope)

DB: 4/4 (Johnson, Proctor, Banks, Hooker)

*Gill was recruited as an H, but ranked as a running back

Ohio State’s number remains flexible with just a few weeks to go until National Signing Day on Feb. 7. The Buckeyes likely will take one to two offensive tackles and one to two defensive linemen. They have remaining targets at wide receiver, linebacker and defensive back, but I would bet against Ohio State adding players at any of those positions.

Geographical breakdown of the class

Ohio: 5 (Gill, T. Smith, L. Smith, Gant, Williams)

Florida: 4 (Vincent, Johnson, Snead, Banks)

Missouri: 2 (Babb, Brown)

New York: 2 (Ruckert, Jones)

Tennessee: 2 (Wray, Teague)

Texas: 2 (Jackson, Baldwin)

Virginia: 2 (Mitchell, Pope)

Idaho: 1 (Togiai)

Oklahoma: 1 (Proctor)

Pennsylvania: 1 (Hooker)

Top uncommitted Ohio State targets

Ohio State has a small, specific group of targets remaining in the 2018 class, with no more than a dozen players receiving serious attention from the Buckeyes coaching staff. Ohio State awaits news on a 2 p.m. commitment from 4-star defensive lineman Tyler Friday on Jan. 19, and will host official visits from offensive tackle Rasheed Walker, defensive end Javontae Jean-Baptiste and wide receiver Antoine Green. Ohio State is also targeting players like offensive tackles Nicholas Petit-Frere and William Barnes, linebackers Solomon Tuliaupupu and Christopher Oats, running back Maurice Washington, wide receiver Chris Olave, defensive tackle Nesta Silvera and defensive backs DJ Brown, Patrick Surtain Jr. and Tyson Campbell.

Iowa football recruiting news, updates on Hawkeyes’ 2018 class

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 2:00 AM

Iowa football inked the majority of its 2018 recruiting class during the new early signing period in December, but recruiting isn’t over yet.

The Hawkeyes are near the bottom of the Big Ten in recruiting so far, though that’s fairly normal for a team that thrives on developing underrecruited prospects. Below, find a list of Iowa’s 2018 signees, remaining verbal commits and other recruiting news.

Where Iowa’s 2018 recruiting class ranks

Iowa’s 2018 recruiting class is 36th in the country and eighth in the Big Ten, per 247Sports’ rankings. Out of Iowa’s 20 commits, John Waggoner is the sole prospect rated as a 4-star recruit.

Latest Iowa recruiting news for the early signing period

Iowa’s 2018 signees after the early signing period

  • DE John Waggoner, 4 stars, Des Moines, Iowa
  • QB Spencer Petras, 3 stars, Greenbrae, Calif.
  • DT Noah Shannon, 3 stars, Oswego, Ill.
  • RB Tyrone Tracy Jr., 3 stars, Indianapolis
  • T Cody Ince, 3 stars, Balsam Lake, Wis.
  • OLB Dillon Doyle, 3 stars, Iowa City, Iowa
  • DT Tyler Linderbaum, 3 stars, Solon, Iowa
  • G Jeffrey Jenkins, 3 stars, Crystal Lake, Ill.
  • RB Henry Geil, 3 stars, Green Bay, Wis.
  • ATH Samson Evans, 3 stars, Crystal Lake, Ill.
  • T Jack Plumb, 3 stars, Green Bay, Wis.
  • DT Daviyon Nixon, 3 stars, Kenosha, Wis.
  • CB Terry Roberts, 3 stars, Erie, Pa.
  • S Dallas Craddieth, 3 stars, Florissant, Mo.
  • WR Calvin Lockett, 3 stars, Largo, Fla.
  • LB Seth Benson, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • CB Riley Moss, 2 stars, Ankeny, Iowa

Defensive back Riley Moss signed acceptance papers and is set to grayshirt, according to Rob Howe of Hawkeye Nation.

Iowa’s remaining 2018 verbal commits

These players have yet to sign:

  • CB Donald “D.J.” Johnson, 3 stars, Indianapolis
  • S Julius Brents, 3 stars, Indianapolis
  • WR Nico Ragaini, 3 stars, Avon, Conn.

Geographical breakdown of Iowa’s 2018 commits

Here is a breakdown of Iowa’s 2018 commits by state.

  • Iowa 4
  • Wisconsin 4
  • Illinois: 3
  • Indiana: 3
  • California: 1
  • Florida: 1
  • Missouri: 1
  • Pennsylvania: 1
  • Connecticut: 1


Penn State football recruiting: Latest updates on Nittany Lions’ next class

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 2:00 AM

Less than three weeks separate Penn State from the completion of its 2018 recruiting class. The Nittany Lions approach National Signing Day (Feb. 7) with  23 prospects on board, including 22 who’ve already signed.

Penn State continues to pursue a select few targets, aiming to put the finishing touches on one of college football’s top-ranked classes. Here’s a review of the latest Nittany Lions developments.

Where Penn State’s recruiting class ranks

The Nittany Lions remain fourth overall in  247Sports 2018 composite class rankings, trailing only Georgia, Ohio State and Texas. Penn State has never finished in the top 5 of composite rankings since it began being tabulated in the early 2000s, and will finish in the top 10 for the first time since 2006.

The 23-member class includes prospects from 11 states and two nations, headlined by four top-100 overall recruits and 11 players considered top-10 talents at their positions. The collection features 13 blue-chip (4- or 5-star) talents.

Latest news for Penn State football recruiting

Recent Nittany Lions safety target Julius Irvin called a Penn State offer “huge” but will use his final official visit at Alabama.

Penn State fulfilling James Franklin’s promise to “dominate the state” by landing Pennsylvania’s premier prospects.

Nittany Lions coaches visited 4-star receiver target Solomon Enis prior to his departure for the Polynesian Bowl.

Penn State separates itself from the pack in Big Ten recruiting class rankings.

A pair of Nittany Lions signees finish as top-10 overall prospects in final 247Sports 2018 rankings.

Penn State 2018 offers, by the numbers

  • Reported offers: 155
  • 5-star offers: 13
  • 4-star offers: 98
  • In-state recruits offered: 13
  • California recruits offered: 6
  • Florida recruits offered: 20
  • Georgia recruits offered: 9
  • New Jersey recruits offered: 9
  • Ohio recruits offered: 10
  • Texas recruits offered: 13

Penn State football’s 2018 class

There are 22 Nittany Lions signees and one committed recruit. They are listed below in order of composite ranking.

  • LB Micah Parsons, 5 stars, Harrisburg (Pa.)
  • WR Justin Shorter, 5 stars, South Brunswick (N.J.)
  • RB Ricky Slade, 4 stars, Woodbridge (Va.)
  • DE Jayson Oweh, 4 stars, Blairstown (N.J.)
  • T Nana Asiedu, 4 stars, Stafford (Va.)
  • DT PJ Mustipher, 4 stars, Owings Mills (Md.)
  • TE Zack Kuntz, 4 stars, Camp Hill (Pa.)
  • WR Jahan Dotson, 4 stars, Nazareth (Pa.)
  • TE Pat Freiermuth, 4 stars, North Andover (Mass.)
  • OL Fredrick Scruggs, 4 stars, Erie (Pa.)
  • LB Jesse Luketa, 4 stars, Ottawa (Ottawa, Ont.)
  • LB Nick Tarburton, 4 stars, Perkasie (Pa.)
  • WR Daniel George, 4 stars, Oxon Hill (Md.)
  • CB Jordan Miner, 3 stars, Zephyrhills (Fla.)
  • CB Trent Gordon, 3 stars, Manvel (Texas)
  • WR Shaquon Anderson-Butts, 3 stars, Harrisburg (Pa.)  *committed, but not yet signed
  • DT Aeneas Hawkins, 3 stars, Cincinnati
  • DT Judge Culpepper, 3 stars, Tampa (Fla.)
  • S Isaiah Humphries, 3 stars, Sachse (Texas)
  • LB Charlie Katshir, 3 stars, Mechanicsburg (Pa.)
  • OL Bryce Effner, 3 stars, Aurora (Ill.)
  • QB Will Levis, 3 stars, Middletown (Conn.)
  • K Jake Pinegar, 3 stars, Ankeny (Iowa)

Top uncommitted Penn State targets

The Nittany Lions continue to search for more talent in the 2018 recruiting cycle. Here are some notable targets looking for the right collegiate fit Penn State is eyeing:

  • T Rasheed Walker, 4 stars, Waldorf (Md.): With Walker a month removed from his official visit, the Nittany Lions’ competition includes Ohio State and Virginia Tech for the 6-foot-6, 300-pound lineman. Franklin has built a strong recruiting track record in Maryland, most recently reeling in commitments from 4-star talents Daniel George and PJ Mustipher. He will visit Columbus in January before announcing a college choice Feb. 7.
  • WR Solomon Enis, 4 stars, Phoenix: Enis provides the size (6-4), production (2,000 receiving yards since 2016) and pedigree (his father is former Penn State running back Curtis Enis) college coaches covet. Several Pac-12 schools are in contention to keep Enis near the West Coast. The Nittany Lions, with three receivers signed, welcomed him to campus for an official visit Nov. 18.
  • S Julius Irvin, 4 stars, Anaheim (Calif.): A two-way standout at Servite High School, Irvin is a late addition to Penn State’s target board. The 6-2, 180-pound prospect caught 5 touchdown passes, collected 52 tackles and intercepted 5 passes in 2017. Notre Dame and USC are among other universities in pursuit of his signature, while a late offer from Alabama will draw him to Tuscaloosa for an official visit this weekend.

Position breakdown for Penn State class

Here’s a breakdown of the number of players by position and how many are projected by Land of 10 to be signed:

  • QB: 1/1 (Levis)
  • RB: 1/1 (Slade)
  • TE: 2/2 (Freiermuth, Kuntz)
  • WR: 4/4 (Anderson-Butts, Dotson, George, Shorter)
  • OL: 3/4 (Asiedu, Effner, Scruggs)
  • DL: 4/4 (Culpepper, Hawkins, Mustipher, Oweh)
  • LB: 4/4 (Katshir, Luketa, Parsons, Tarburton)
  • CB: 2/2 (Gordon, Miner)
  • S: 1/2 (Humphries)
  • K: 1/1 (Pinegar)

Geographical breakdown of Penn State class

Here is a review of Penn State’s prospects by state:

  • Pennsylvania: 8 (Anderson-Butts, Dotson, Katshir, Kuntz, Luketa, Parsons, Scruggs, Tarburton)
  • Florida: 2 (Culpepper, Miner)
  • Maryland: 2 (George, Mustipher)
  • New Jersey: 2 (Oweh, Shorter)
  • Texas: 2 (Gordon, Humphries)
  • Virginia: 2 (Asiedu, Slade)
  • Connecticut: 1 (Levis)
  • Illinois: 1 (Effner)
  • Iowa: 1 (Pinegar)
  • Massachusetts: 1 (Freiermuth)
  • Ohio: 1 (Hawkins)